One for the kids to help with, my boys never seem to tire of this old school baking idea and will put mini Halloween cutters to good use!
450g plain flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
100g soft light brown sugar
1 egg, large
150g golden syrup
1 x pkt clear boiled fruit sweets
You can always rely on Mums! Mums mind children when you’re flat out, Mums give you a hug when you’re adamant you can’t possibly do one more thing….and Mums make great Ginger Muffins coated in sticky lemon icing! They also write it up for all The Pink Whiskers too!
Here are the miniature cakes that I made for The Great British Bake Off Final – despite Mary not liking them I do and I’m sure you will too!
Ingredients:Cakes200g butter200g caster sugar4 eggs 200g self raising flour20g fresh mint30g fresh root ginger150g fresh blackberries
Buttercream125g softened butter250g sifted icing sugar1tbsp milk1tsp vanilla extract50g blackberries
This recipe will make you 12 buns if you make them in the large style paper cases and if you use the individual cake pans like I did it will make 8.
The best recipes have a good story behind them and this one is no exception.
Back in the day, when I was at High School, the canteen made a wonderfully moreish ginger cake – my friends and I all went mad for it (well we were only 12!) I must have been interested in baking even then and tried no end to prise the recipe from the Dinner Ladies – to no avail.